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Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
to america. ur share of obama's debt is over 50 thousand dollars, and it grows every day. obama's policies are making it harder on women. the poverty rate for women -- the highest in 17 years. more women are unemployed under president obama. more than five and a half miion women can't find work. that's owhat obama's policies have done for women. welcome, daughter. [ romney ] i'mt mitt romney and i approve this message. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. >> good evening. breaking news tonight. montgomery county. newschopper 7 right now rabe's cvs in gaithersburg. this is where a man walked into a store when a man was shot. he was shot multiple times and was rushed to the hospital. it is not sure where the shooting took place. an investigation is underway. we will keep you posted. we are on storm watch tonight. some late night showers. this is really the start of some wet weather out there. abc 7 senior meteorologist bob ryan will tell us. >> they were way out in west virgi
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Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
is a very good debater. he's practiced and practiced and practiced and practiced. >> the moderator and obama are going to come after him. >> romney is actually pretty good on his feet in debates. >> the big questions, can romney reset his campaign with a strong debate? or with early voting under way -- >> president obama. >> -- is it too late for a turnaround? >> four years from his last debate. >> you're wrong. >> will president obama be rusty? or, can he break the race wide open? we'll ask our headliners. new jersey governor chris christie and the president's senior adviser david plouffe. and our powerhouse roundtable. squaring off, former party chairs haley barbour and howard dean. plus, matthew dowd, donna brazile and maggie haberman of politico. >>> hello again. we're heading into the home stretch of this campaign. just 37 days before the final votes, with all eyes on this week's first debate. the candidates are hunkering down in debate camp. our guests are ready to weigh in on where the race stands. what to expect wednesday? white house adviser david plouffe standing by for the preside
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Sep 30, 2012 11:35pm EDT
obama and arrived today in nevada for three bang days of what campaign -- three days of what campaign aides are calling debate camp. >> i believe in you. i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> the president and romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddled with senior advisers to prepare for the showdown in denver. in recent days, campaigns have been bending over backward to complement their opponents and downplay expectations. new jersey governor chris christie said a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people can see these two guys by side, letting out their visions unfiltered. i think that will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> obama senior advisers said they are preparing. >> they have been practicing for months. i am sure they will have a lot of clever lines, but that is not the american people are looking for. >> abc news political analyst matt dowd says advisors are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have changed people's lives have been about physical debates and -- physical characteristics and mannerisms,
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
% to 43% in ohio. in pennsylvania, the latest poll shows obama leading 54% to 42%. and in florida president obama leads a 53% to 44%. here in virginia one woman is reluctant to commit to romney. she says she may vote republican in the senate race but she was turned off by the mitt romney 47% remarke. >> what he said about 47% depending on the government, that is not true at all. >> this alexandria of voter. >> we have been losing jobs, but i think the mitt romney plan is superior to the president's plan. >> obama in the lead. there is a margin of error. romney campaign officials say they find fault with the quinnipiac poll methodology and believe the race is tighter. they think there is still plenty of time to overtake the president. rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> thank you, rebecca. the president was in ohio and had a little bit of a tough time getting there. he had to force landed in toledo because of weather problems. they experienced some turbulence while landing. no one was hurt, and the plane put down safely on the second attempt. >> the president of iran mahmoud ahmadinejad
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. president obama conceded they get out of hand. >> even some of his ads may go over the line. do you feel that is on both sides? >> i think they are a form of character assassination. i think our ads describe what we about his policies. >> he feels more people are getting to see their real hand. >> people are getting to know me better and better -- the real him. >> people are getting to know me better and better. >> i challenged him to share something few people know about. >> i love waterskiing and i to water ski, even i am the best in the family, i am pretty good. >> a staffer for the governor added he also makes a clean honeyof butter and sandwich. to win overte voters? maybe not. virginia could be decided by a few thousand votes. we have the entire interview on website, wjla.com. >> president obama also spent speaking toginia crowd in virginia beach. he said change takes more than s president and told audience he was not born wealth and privilege but he e of aere he is becaus great education. obama 1 virginia in over mittolds a lead romney in virginia. abc7 is your station for the ele
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
%. it is problem. that has just been in the .everse with obama what you do? mitt does nonot have a rose garden. charles, you wrote that in happening inhat is the middleast, "ronny's un go biand foro the larger argument is astonishing." the american embassyf killed, riotster ambassador killed, rides and a tunisian -- of the s the collap the middleolicy on east. making a serious speech connecting the dots result about that, the nie approach to tyrants and region, he does one drive by was accurate, but it one, and then he gives the clintonon global reforming about aid, for godod's sake. opportunityge missed. his une problem is to go large and tackle the big issues, which if did, he could win. t he seems reluctant tdo it. >> nina? >> i will not take controls on merits of all the arguments, that a majorree -- i don'ty speech have to change but he would make him like a more serious person some ways. 47%i really think that was legal. now, he has not lost, and barack not great campaiaigner, mitt has been practing and he is a go campaigner- debater. because the 47% video was genuine, becausit was talki
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Sep 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. president obama called the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya >> the president's comments come after mitt romney told abc news that he could not imagine saying like something like the assassination of the ambassadors is a bump in the road. stay with abc 7 news, we will have complete coverage on the race for president. you can always go to wjla.com and follow our facebook and twitter sites as well. >> many of you may have just watched the season premiere of dancing with the stars. >> will tell you why pamela anderson andis making headlines for what she is not doing off the dance floor. >> hundreds, possibly thousands of birds are using a school as a motel. >> a chilly ♪ ♪ i'd like to thank eating right whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios [ female announcer ] get creamy, dreamy peanut butter taste in multi-grain cheerios
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
a deposit. some and demanded money and shot him. the suspect was last seen. >> president obama and mitt romney have differing views on issues such as the deadly attacks in libya and the nuclear standoff with iran. both men were in new york city to offer their 2 cents. >> these are sensitive issues. both men say to paint himself as tough, yet reasonable on matters that are only intensifying. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american. >> the president made his message as much about the unjustified killing of ambassador chris stevens as he did of religious tolerance. >> we understand why people take offense to this video. people are going to call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> he still will not define the killings as an act of terror, mitt romney gas. >> -- mitt romney does. >> a voice of unspeakable evil and hatred has spoken out threatening israel. >> he believes the president is too soft on iran and has turned its back on israel. >> never apologize for america. america has been one of the greatest forces for good the wo
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
is on wednesday. mitt romney and president obama have been preparing day and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debat in denver. at a rally in las vegas, president obama tried to manage the speculations. >> i know the media is speculating who is going to have the best zinger. i don't know about that. governor romney, he's a good debater. >> reporter: as both hunker down for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points. republican governor chris christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing on wednesday's debate. >> i'm absolutely confident when we get to thursday mor
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the gw paul has president obama up by two points, upperwithin the margin of error. another poll has obama leading in swing states but trailing among independents. who do you believe? >> in a telephone calls every day, whether it is the staff of one particular candidate or a party, telling me that the numbers are skewed. believe them, don't believe them, either way, these constantly changing surveys are a big part of our political world. >> talk to voters, and if there is one thing they are tired of almost as much as negative ads it is polls. >> the problem is the change from day to day. how valid are they? >> i do not watch them. >> skeptics come from both sides of the aisle. they say number-cruncher's could have a motive or gather flawed data. while there are plenty of true believers. >> i think they're pretty reliable. >> others say politicians downplay the data. >> what do you think when you see polls? >> bair interesting snapshot. >> tim kaine is cautious about a southern -- sudden breakthrough. >> you always have to adopt a reasonably pessimistic poll as your guide because you
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
's debate now means a lot more. a cnn poll shows president obama romney in a dead heat. is ahead by just three points. tonight mr. obama continues to for that debate in a t -- from the las vegas area. mitt romney did have an event tonight. a rally at the wings the rockies in denver. republican nominee has been in all weekend preparing for the debate. see if that fiscal be cushioned with a of taxpayer money. >> police in prince boomtown said someone is going around ripping peoples and jewelry of while they are wearing it. ripping peoples and jewelry of while t[ male announcer ]. for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow w options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage paym,ents, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how impmportant cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. a jury keep on the loose in prince william county tonight. is rippingect necklaces right off the victims. tom, tell us about this. >> i am on cover stone drive and in on
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
. good to be back. well, all roads on the presidential campaign lead to ohio today. president obama and mitt romney, both return for rallies in the battleground state. >> and it is great to have you back, rob. >> thanks. >> the stakes could not be higher, with the latest polls showing the president pulling ahead among ohio voters. abc's tahman bradley joining us this morning from washington with a preview. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. this is the first time in two months president obama and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. they're both holding rallies at the same time. giving a voters a sense of how crucial ohio is. today, a showdown in ohio. president obama and mitt romney spend the day campaigning in the state that could decide the election. the candidates are expected to clash over china. the obama campaign will hit romney for investments in chinese companies. >> you can't stand up to china when all you've done is send them our jobs. >> reporter: the faceoff in the buckeye state come as new polls show romney falling behind
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Oct 1, 2012 5:09pm EDT
will look forward to the playoffs. stay tuned for that. >> coming atup how a new law could i'm barack obama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the esident no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a respsibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, thousing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they shohould take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> 7 is on your side with a honda recall. honda is recalling 573,000 accords from 2003-2007. they have a defective power steering hose. the new part will not be available until 2013. >> if you are afraid your children watch too much television according to a new study, you are probably right. >> the problem could be worse than you think. we have the big picture on the small screen. >> children love their cartoons, and there are plen
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
on the campaign trail, the running mates are carrying the load while obama and romney prepare for tomorrow night's debate. there is a tall hall at the clinton county courthouse where paul ryan will appear in burlington. ann romney will appear in colorado in a little while. vice-president biden will take the stage at an event surely in charlotte. it's the first of his two plans stops in north carolina today. michelle obama has a speaking appearance in cincinnati. early voting started in ohio this morning. more shots fired in maryland. protesters urging people to vote against question 7 on the november ballot. some of the protesters may have had an ulterior motive. brianne carter has the story from upper marlborough. >> with their signs and shirts, dozen people showed up outside the prince george's county administration building to protest maryland ballot question 7. it would greenlight the plan for a casino in prince george county. >> they want the money to be used for schools, they would never applied to the bills. >> there's an ad on craigslist that raises questions about whether participants c
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
. the company could face its first strike since 1985. >> president obama and gop challenger mitt romney plan to campaign in the battleground state of ohio today. they will focus on college students and working-class voters. mr. obama has campaign stops at penn state and bowling green university. romney has campaign stops including toledo and other spots. his running mate paul ryan will campaign in colorado today. army secretary expected to return to work soon after he was injured in a bicycle accident monday night in alexandria. he is resting comfortably at walter reed medical c center. he expects to fully resume duties once cleared by his doctors. >> it is 63 degrees. still ahead, the nationals hit a speed bump on their way to wrapping up the division. >> a close look at a tornado in the midwest. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's aroun this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments and help ensure access to credit.
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Sep 30, 2012 12:00am EDT
. >> the first debate between president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney is set for wednesday. while they prepare for the show down in denver, their running mates for campaigning in battleground states. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye today as they get ready for the first debate on wednesday. vice president in spoke in florida up for the second consecutive day. he blamed republicans and the bush should ministration for the deficit. >> by the times be rains were turned over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> today, paul ryan campaigned in new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes. but that could make a difference in the race that could come down to a handful of states. >> thank you for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign is shifting to a different stage this week with wednesday night's showdown between president obama ann romney. >> if you have taken a look at the history of debates, it is not about policies. is not about facts. it has changed
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Sep 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romne and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ in just three days, president obama and it romney will face off in their first debate. they will spend the next two days preparing for the debate. out there romney was at church massachusetts. flies tomorrow to continue is a debate prep. a controversial lottery winner is dead from an apparent drug overdose. found yesterday morning recall her story. got herself in trouble after winning the lottery because she foodtill collecting stamps. night, she stopped by house to see y
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
.com for the latest. men vying forhe the white house will be in new york city this morning. president obama speaking at the un general assembly. mitt romney speaking at the clinical global initiative along with president obama. >> president obama at the podium on thely statementsseries of by the iranian president, who that israel had no roots in the middle east. he speaks to the general .ssembly he discussed international including a potential israel over iran's's nuclear program. you fear that war is ?mminent perhaps even before the end of the year between your country srael?s rai >> the zionists are very much adventuresome, seeking to agitate things. think they see themselves at the end of . e line. end of th3 chairs were empty while ahmadinejad spoke. >> breaking news coming out of syria. >> scores of people are dead after an explosion. jummy olabanji has details. >> syrian officials say that a off nearbomb has gone . school building in damascus we have a picture of what that like to show our viewers. reports are that scores of people have been killed, several high-ranking officers. the explosion
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
tell whether the ball went through from where he stood on the sidelines. >> president obama and republican nominee mitt romney stuck -- spent the day in your city. they will speak at the clanton global of michigan. president obama will also address the u.n. general assembly while romney speaks at an education policy forum. the president and first lady also making an appearance on today's episode of "the view." of the president was asked if it were beat -- would be a disaster if mitt romney were present. >> i think america is so strong and we have so much going for us that we can survive a lot. but the american people don't want to just survive, we want everybody to survive. >> the president was also asked about the recent conflict attack in libya and talked about things he would focus on and a second term. you can check the entire interview with the first couple at 11:00 a.m. right here on abc7. >> the d.c. board of elections host a voter registration drive from 10:00 until 3:00 p.m. the video will be on the air live at when you judiciary square. they organize to drives at
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Sep 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
five and a half millllion womn can't find work. that's what obama's policies have done for women. welcome, daughter. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . >>> tonight on "world news." race against time. mitt romney gets the word ease in a slide in battleground states. what does he do today to turn it around and why is he showing up with bill clinton? >>> game over. was this the worst call ever? >> two of the worst calls at the end of a football game i can remember. >> players, fans up in arms. who are these replacement referees. find out what we learned today. >>> real money. are you losing tens of thousand of dollars. is the bank telling you what your home is really worth? how to get that money back. >>> and, look, no hands? has the jettison's car finally arrived? an announcement today, we'll soon be sharing the road with cars that drive themselves. >> go ahead much. >>> good evening. tonight we begin with the clock ticking and a candidate looking for a big move. 42 days to go until "your voice, your vote." and governor mitt romney shows him in a slide in two
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
romney and president obama will appear in the common wealth today one day after they appeared in ohio. president obama will campaign in virginia beach this morning. a lead over mitt romney in the virginia and ohio. look for more on good morning america. >> there has been a decision on pepco's request for a rate increase. have approve 58% of the increase the utility wanted. the typical residential customer abouthave had to pay month.ore each instead customers will pay $2.60 more. the increase is set to take effect next month. pepco workers are possibly going on strike now. the union has overwhelmingly rejected what the company called offer.al the main sticking point to the plans.and welfare disappointed by the vote. there are making arrangements to continue negotiating with the union. 5:07 is the time. littled update on the 5:07 is the time. litt[ male announcer ] with ultra-ftered water from the first hands-free system, and micro-climate controls powered by twinchill technology, the new ge french door refrigerator puts fresh in a whole new light. come see the new ge french door refrig
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
. on to the presidential race, the are preparing for wednesday inebate denver. a new poll shows voters think t obama will win the upcoming debate and the election. tahman bradley reports that both trying to lower expectations. president obama and mitt romney during a four l showdown on wednesday at presidential debate in denver. s vegas at an la rally, president obama tried to manage expectations. >> i know folks in the media are will have theo zinger. governor romney is a good debater. >> president obama and mitt down fornkering e practice. latest polls show americans debate and the election are the presidents to .ose 63% of registered voters expect obama to win the election. that is his biggest lead so far comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters, the race is much closer, leading romney points.two that's why the debates could be turning point that campaign is hoping for. republican governor chris predicted romney could after a strong showing at wednesday's debate. >> i have confidence that we be shaking our heads saying it's a brand new rates. >> president obama is holding prep in
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Oct 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
or break week for president obama and governor romney. hunk eering down, cramming for e big debate. what are the secrets to land the knockout punch? >>> peanut butter, a massive recall expanding tonight. we'll tell you which symptoms could spell trouble. >>> and, oscar stunner. the new host for the academy awards. not a movie star. why fans of the "family guy" are having the last laugh tonight. >> victory is mine! >>> good evening from "world news." and we begin with breaking news. an american airlines plane has been forced to land urn strannd strange circumstances. a whole row of seats shaken loose. passengers upended. and this is the second time seats have come loose and forced a landing in three days. so, what is going on? for the latest on what happened today, let's go right to abc's senior national correspondent, jim avila. >> 685, what can i do for you? >> roger. got an unusual one for you. >> reporter: no one can remember this happening before. not passengers, so rattled they didn't want to be identified. >> the seats flipped backwards and so people were essentially on the laps of
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> running mates are taking care of campaigning today. obama and romney have one last full day before tomorrow's big debate. mitt romney doing his preparatory work in colorado outside denver. president obama getting ready in nevada. his side has lowered expectations -- both sides have. lowered have >> a hollywood icon is. getting a is >> and there's new research about married couples and household chores that could have you bring up your cracks in bethesda we are baking and getting ready for saturday, october 6, the taste of bethesda. join us for a slice of heaven. >> good morning, washington. >> good morning, washington. i have not had breakfast. that looks good. it is a rainy morning out there. grab the umbrella. we have showers and some downpours. looking at live super doppler in gaithersburg and into montgomery county and over the county line and over the state line in virginia towards sterling and ashburn. getting some heavy rain at this time. there's no thunder, so that's good news. the satellite and radar picture shows this is scattered all across the mid-atlantic, stretching t
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Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
obama holds the lead over mitt romney by 10 points in the buckeye state. the president also has a lead in florida. they are scheduled to campaign in virginia tomorrow. president will be in virginia beach while mitt romney will be at a rally in springfield. there's a big fur step in getting the washington monument repaired. the national park service awarded the $9.5 million contract to oversee repairs. >> i am really happy to announce that today we are again one step closer to getting this important landmark reopened to our visitors. >> the national park service closed the monument after last summer's earthquake caused significant damage. we started off today with a little bit of rain. we turn now to meteorologist jacqui jeras. it looks like you will have a good time. >> it is exciting to be here. the weather is absolutely beautiful. we started out cloudy and we will end the day the same way but in between, it is nice. let's show you the satellite and radar picture. there is a stream of moisture moving in across the mid- atlantic. most of it is too far north and that's why we are seeing
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Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
trail, obama and gopck challenger mitt romney preparing presidentialst this wednesday in colorado. obama has been with of his top advisers in nevada. meantime, romney spent most of working with his debate team in massachusetts. denver today for a rally and corp.. still to come -- >> fall is the worst. in terms of running nose and burning, postnasal drip, hoarseness.d >> she's not alone. what autumn might be especially tough for allergy sufferers. a new place to call home. where dozens of low income a new place to call home. where dozens of low income affors can go for [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but miteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. you guys want to go to the park? yeah! yeah! minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs/pharmacy. accepts united healthcare benefit plans. find a clinic near you at minuteclinic.com. david smallwo
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Sep 25, 2012 4:00am EDT
sport. >>> president obama and mitt romney, grappling over foreign policy. the president's on "the view," before entering the lion's den today, a united nations speech to the world. >>> two awful words at breakfast time, bacon shortage. the grim outlook for the next year. >>> and the long-awaited dancing debut. a leader is already emerging, as all stars hit the dance floor for a new season with new rules. >>> good morning. i'm john muller. rob nelson is on assignment. >> i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. we begin this tuesday with the firestorm over "monday night football" and what seems like a new low point in the lockout of nfl referees. >> the third week was definitely not the charm for the replacement refs. their string of controversial calls came to a head at the end of last night's seattle/green bay game. >> the game's final play. a loft to the end zone. >> reporter: seattle tried for a game-winning hail mary pass who looked like an interception. >> who did they give it to? touchdown. >> reporter: mike tirico calling it on espn. but the refs were giving mixed signals. >> after
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
in new york city. yesterday president obama for syrians support to oust their current assad.ent bashar al- once again, a double explosion in damascus. we will have updates later in newscast as we get them. >> thanks so much. d.c. police gathering details in deadoting the left one man and another wounded. just befored in the 5000 block of h st. se. don't know what led to the shooting or if police have suspects. >> the unsolved murders of two teenagersrge's county focus of two separate events tonight. officers will take part in a community walk at oak creek west park in kettering. out flyershand for information in the 17-year-old amber stanley. killed in hernd bedroom last month. investigators still searching for suspects and motives. in prince george's county, police will look for information that they hope and help them solve the murder of another teenager. a community meeting tonight to the death of marckel ross, the 18-year-old shot and killed september 11 as he to central high school in capitol heights. forstigators are looking suspects and a motive. will begin ating 7:00 at central hi
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
up at 6:00. >> president obama campaign in virginia beach today. he introduced a new campaign called a new account -- economic patriotism. economyns growing growing a strong middle-class. we have much more coming up on news including a brutal a local business. how police were able to figure the suspects. >> the scene of some unique animal attacks. from aboveoming down people watching the skies. of the biggest mysteries, where is jimmy hoffa's body? about thell you latest theory. putood news for people to eome mor >> the holidays are getting closer.nd >> it is hard to believe it is already here and that means the malls and the stores will give this year. news for the high unemployment rate. some 700,000 seasonal jobs are country.ss the suzanne kennedy has more on this coming just that is for the holidays. >> already the stores are taking applications. more than 600,000 got temporary employment year even more will be for the holidays. what consumers may not be for the shopping season, retailers are getting ready. wal-mart, toys r us as they are theirng to increase seasonal help over la
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
of denver, where tomorrow night, president obama and mitt romney will go head-to-head during the first presidential debate. at a rally last night in denver, romney previewed one of his attacks. >> we had 40-straight weeks of unemployment above 8%. and what does the president say to all this? he says forward. i think forewarned a better term. >> reporter: romney's trailing president obama in polls. and his campaign knows the upcoming debates could be their best chance to turn things around. that's why the candidate is practicing. huddled with mock advisers. in the mock debates, senator rob portman is playing barack obama. >> i don't like him very much anymore. >> reporter: as for president obama, he took a break from practice yesterday to visit a campaign office and make a few calls to unsuspecting voters. >> andrea? hi. this is barack obama. how are you? that's right. >> reporter: it was just a brief break for the president, who, like romney, has been rehearsing for days. senator john kerry is playing romney in president obama's practice sessions. the president is out of practice. the
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Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
children. we i'm barack obama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.. who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responbisibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about thospeople. i'll never convivince them they should take personal responsibiliby and care for their liveses. >> welcome back. great day to be outside and just breathe in that fall air. refreshing. >> very refreshing. low humidity. a great morning for the 5,000. >> look what we have. a pair of boxers. >> not every day i bring a pair of underwear to the set here. it's for the event the underie 5,000. part of the alliances battle against colon cancer. you see many participants out there today. he did say that they raised about $50,000 in this 5-k today. luckily the weather was perfect for it. yo
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Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. this comes as a new poll says president obama has an eight- point lead. >> tonight the president is in the news for a different reason. >> madonna took to the stage in d.c. why her comments have led to controversy tonight. >> plus, the outrage after the replacement officials. a former president ways into the matter. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we are learning the story everyone is talking about. >> this issue even as the president weighing in tonight. >> a very heated. from being the buzz on twitter to the moment -- from the moment the game ended, to even politicians. the replacements in nfl has brought the nations together. -- nationthe final play of the game,there you have it. the officials should have called pass interference. instead, he fought for the ball. it appears he had it first but ruled a touchdown. >> i do not think it was a touchdown. i thought the pass was interceptedi thought the defender hit the ground before. >> give me a break. it is time to get the real roefs. >> it is time to bring back the officials. the two sides me
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Sep 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
. recent polls show president obama holds a lead over romney in the tri-state. both are scheduled to campaign tomorrow in virginia. the president will be in virginia beach while romney will hold a rally in springfield. in business news, bank of america is dealing with foreclosed homes, and more americans are feeling secure. more from linda bell. >> stock-index futures indicating open. little changed. 43% of americans see themselves as better off now compared with 33% when president obama took office in 2009. what is interesting is asixbank of america is being sued by the national fair housing alliance. they claim the bank disregarded repossessed homes in minority neighborhoods and have yet to make any improvement addressing the problem. foreclosed homes continue to accumulate trash have broken windows, and lack elements to avoid fires. bank of america says it stands by its property maintenance and marketing practices. 170 million people plan to celebrate halloween this year and are willing to spend big bucks on it. more on that in the next hour. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news
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Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
after both appeared in virginia. president obama will attend three campaign events in the district while mitt romney will visit pennsylvania and massachusetts. this comes on the heels of a memo that was distributed to surrogates. beth meyers outlines a series of reasons they think the president will emerge as the winner of the first debate. president obama is one of the most talented political communicators and modern history and this would be his eighth presidential debate while mitt romney's first. the campaign insists the debates will not decide the election. >> linda bell is live from bloomberg headquarters. >> after two weeks of flight delays for american airlines on-time arrivals are starting to improve. the carrier is threatening legal action against union pilots saying they are slowing down operations and hurting the bottom line. they have been going on since september 14. something to keep in mind if you fly united. uil will start replacing their outdated equipment beginning on monday. united suffered from multiple technical problems after a update in march. as we head into the
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
in alex and we are just two days away the first presidential debate between president obama d republican nominee mitt romney. a new washington post poll is tight race nationally, but the president a larger lead in swing states. 49% of likely voters would vote for president obama if the election took place today. 47% would vote for romney. in the swing states, 52 percent voters sided with the while 41% supported romney. president obama is in a las of henderson where for wednesday's debate in denver. romney plans to hold a rally in today. celebrating the start of the a new facebookh giveaway. be giving you the chance to tickets to cox farms festival and four fields of tickets. will announce a winner each the 6:00week during a.m. hour of "good morning washington." go to our facebook page. let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> dealing with a foggy start. really seeing a blanket over the areaportion of the marylandy in western and northern virginia. where we have a dense fog until 10:00. visibility could drop below a times. mile at you really need below beans. give yourself extra time to get t
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
and both candidates preparing. obama practicing in just outsidemney denver. monday, mitt romney told voters thinks the debates will be than justthing bigger appears to emerge as the winner. the president's advisers are on trimming his lengthy alm anations and look c romney.y criticism from >> now linda bell joins us from t bloomberg. >> we have heard from a a bunch retailers laying out their holiday plans. there has been an increase in t emp hiring by as much as 5% this year. it's more than 238,000 jobs that need to be filled. macy's has announced it plans to hire 80,000 seasonal associates this year. up 2.5% since last year. theite the optimism, retail federation is on how cautious outlook much consumers plan to spend. retailers are entering their amid thertant season election, gridlock washington, and changes in spending and taxes. they project holiday sales to about 4.1%. at&t is cutting prices to keep prepaid carriers such as metro pc asked. atw, that's business news bloomberg headquarters. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 63 degrees. >> much more to come.
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. a lottery for students hoping to see president obama and mitt romney face-off for the first , both practicing against dense -- stand-ins. we had our own version of the with their top surrogates. >> i think we will see a lot of mistruths. >> that is hard to respond to. i cannot even imagine where she such a thing like that. >> he says romney will be specifics like how his budget will something paul ryan was on today. >> we need answers. why are you not more specific? >> when you get in a math conversation, it can take a little while. >> this is deadly earnest. >> republicans say the debate the president's economic policies and high .nemployment rate >> we have been able to build largest grass-roots army in the commonwealth. >> is there an advantage here? romney has the benefit of multiple debates in the primaries. the president has the edge in public opinion polls. the news poll shows 51% say the will the ft mitt debate.n the that matches up with is an abc news washington post poll. you can watch the debate right on abc 7, be it the beginning tomorrow night at 9:00. -- beginning tom
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Sep 25, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. guaranteed. your share of obama's debt is over 50 thousand dollars, and it grows every day. obama's policies are making it harder on women. the pover rate for women -- the highest in 17 years. more women are unemployed under president obama. more than five and a half miion womemen can't find work. that's what obama's policies have done for women. lcome, daughter. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> state of the art shock absorbers, one-handed steering and a price tag liable to induce sticker shock. the new wave of luxury baby strollers may seem over the top. there's no denying their explosive popularity or the backlash that's resulted. abc's juju chang takes us inside the stroller wars. >> reporter: it boasts one-handed steering, custom babb rick, adjustable seating. a highly engineered performance vehicle and it's a stroller. sticker price up to $1660. but in this battered economy, what explains the hot demand for a luxury baby buggy? the latest model by 4 moms, is a battery operated machine which folds itself automatically. it has the lcd screenta gives the weather a
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Sep 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
state where new polls show they're trailing president obama. they will focus on how they plan to handle the debt crisis, improve unemployment and cut spending if they're elected to office. meantime, ann romney doing her part as well appearing on the tonight show with jay leno where she reflected on the possibility of her husband becoming the first mormon at the white house. >> on a serious note, talk about the significance if he gets elected being the first mormon president. >> i love the fact that we have the first african-american president, that means to me, that we're leaving prejudices behind. i would hope that if mitt were elected we would see more of the same. >> she also talked about how much she and her husband love shopping at costco, saying she recently picked up an $18, three pack of kirkland dress shirts he wears "all the time." who doesn't love shopping at costco? you need two things and get a cartful. >> the romneys at costco, indeed. her first time being on the late night talk show like that. it was good. getting into the nitty-gritty. they want to again, the human facto
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Sep 30, 2012 9:30am EDT
the press -- palestinian cause, the conflict, and ththe point t of view from obama about these issues. >> he seems to be holding his cas as he wiped it out to se if he canet to the american voteters first. jennifer nycz-connnner, speakingng of the enomy, the campaign has been very od for the virginia economy. you have beelooking at how much spending have been taking place in virginia thanks to the ce.. >> a big number. $5$53.5 milliosince the campaign began. that i is a loof money and a lotot voters if they are trd to court. i can te you the evidence for the e number of times my telephone has been ringing. >> break it down. >> it goes all over the place. the interesting thing- $53.5 million, 10 times thanas spent in neighbori maryland right now. but what is inteterestings the money is all over the place in a sense of how much the dollars how it breaks down. from thousands of f dollars forr rent, space -- they paid about $1,600 to rent vfw when michele bachmann came, $3.million to republican fund-raiserer firm. it is all over. what is i interesting, in my colleague's story, while the money is
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Sep 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
is the focus of the presidential campaign. >> president obama and mitt romney will make stops in the commonwealth today. and romney's at he speaks directly to the camera demonstrating he does care about the concerns of average americans. >> the man at mitt romney is trying to replace will campaign in virginia beach this morning. an ad is airing in several battleground states including virginia ohio, and florida. >> 4:35 is the time ran out. a former manassas school employees pleaded guilty. the one hand to spend 20-30 years in jail after admitting to molesting at least eight boys. >> three people are in custody with connection of last month's beating. police have arrested 21-year- old . a crime spree they went on surely after the attack helped them make the arrests. his wife issued a statement. it says -- and business news, student loan debt continues to spiral out of control. >> a preview of the trading day ahead. >> we are keeping a close things going on overseas. china may announce stimulus measures to boost their economy while spain was a government is expected to present
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Sep 26, 2012 12:00am EDT
. this morning, president obama and his wife, the first lady, made an appearance on "the view." some people criticizing the president for doing the view in new york instead of meeting with rulers from the u.n. i find it a great opportunity on where the president stands on miley cyrus' new hair cut. if you get a word in edge wise on "the view" you should have no trouble with mitt romney. >>> meanwhile the president got another celebrity endorsement during the concert in washington, d.c. madonna told the crowd they should vote for obama in a madonna like way. vote [ bleep ] for obama, okay? all right. we have -- >> i'm mitt romney and a prove this message. >> jimmy: might be doing a better job f romney. i don't know what she's talking about. why does madonna care about our presidential election? isn't she british? obama wrapped endorsements from snoop lion, jay-z and madonna. if he doesn't get elected he can put out a duets album. >>> those watching "monday night football," there was a controversial call at the packers/seahawks game. there's a rumbling of anger. final second of the game, the
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
.s.? >> your husband comes to bed at 1:00 in the morning? >> the obamas appeared together on the "the view" [ romney ] my plan is to help the middle class. trade has to work for america. that means crack down on cheaters like china, it means open up new markets. next, we've got to balance the budget. you've got to cut the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. and finally champion small business. have tax policies, regulations, and healthcare policies that help small business. we put those in place; we'll add twelve millio new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. come on, kids, we've got to go. [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. you guys want to go to the park? yeah! yeah! minuteclinic, the medical cl
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
show the president leading romney in virginia. >> president obama making an appeal to voters in key battleground states. a video begins airing today to the president looking into about how healking movinge nation is forward again. says romney's plan would double down on the same trickle- lead toicies that economic crisis. is one of the states where the ads is airing. early voting begins today in iowa. polls show president obama ahead of romney. has six electoral votes, but they could be if it's a close race. >> sentencing is set for a manassas school aid to admit it to sexually abusing several boys. they want him to spend between 30 years in prison. he pleaded guilty to molesting over nearly 20 years. met his becomes while working at at baldwin elementary school. 6:07, 65 degrees. still ahead, mcdonald's is people wanted their fries mcchannel tv. and google ♪ get in on the fun... ...during the petsmart fall festival of savings! save up to 20% 2on thousands of items, and save 20% on all martha stewart pets™ and bret michaels pets rock® halloweeen costumes and toys. exclusively a
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Sep 25, 2012 2:35am EDT
. polls now show the president hold a slight lead. >>> president obama is right here in new york today where he will speak to the u.n. general assembly. yesterday, the president and first lady taped an interview which will air late tire day on "the view" and the interview comes 42 days before the election. barbara walters has a preview. >> governor romney on 60 minutes was asked, does he think it is fair that he pays a lower tax rate than somebody making $50,000 a year. he said yes. i think it is fair. and i also think that's the way you get economic growth. i have just got a different vision about how we grow an economy. i think, barbara, you grow an economy from the middle out, not from the top down. >> reporter: we asked the president and first lady about their future, win or lose, come election day. what are you going to do with the rest of your life? >> well, first things first. we do have -- we do have an election ahead. and i've got, all kinds of things i want to do in a second term. putting folks back to work, making sure our schools are up to snuff, and -- we've got another --
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Sep 28, 2012 12:00am EDT
." music from tony bennett and "[ female announuncer ] dear daughter, welcome to america. ur share of obama's debt is over 50 thousand dollars, and it grows every day. obama's policies aakre making it harder on wom. the poverty rate for women the highest in 17 years. more women are unemployed under president obama. re than five and a half million women can't find work. that's what obama's policies have done for women. welcome, daughter. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> jimmy: hi, i'm jimmy kimmel. the presidential election is coming up and guillermo and i are voting early at 7-eleven with free coffee. to honor early voting, 7-eleven is celebrating cof-free day. tomorrow, september 28th. customers can come into any 7-eleven and get a free large sized coffee in a custom cup designed for each nominee. did you know that 7-eleven has correctly predicted the past three presidential elections? >> no, i didn't. that's a lot of elections. >> jimmy: yes, it's three. >> i think it would be fun if we run against each other for president. >> jimmy: if we ran against each other f
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
for president. both president obama and mitt romney have both stopped campaigning this weekend. cramming their facts and honing their one-liners. it's your voice, your vote, with just 37 days left until the election. abc's david kerley is with us here at the desk. good to see you. >> nice to be here. dan, this is a big debate. this is part performance, part policy. the stakes are always high. but for mitt romney, some are saying it's make or break. and for the president, leading in the polls, it's about not letting his challenger back in the race. president obama is in nevada this morning where he'll spend the next three days in debate camp. reportedly at this posh resort in henderson. and he heads into the debate with the latest gallup tracking poll still showing president obama holding a lead this morning, 6 points. >> this is the ball game for mitt romney. if romney doesn't do well in this debate it will be hard to get back in this race. >> reporter: both candidates have checklists. mitt romney has to avoid appearing detached. his to-do list, the three cs, show compassion, that he's c
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
the president had to say? he says, "forward." >> romney is trailing president obama in the polls. the candidates have spent many s practicing. he will huddled with top today.s once again senator robert portman of ohio explain the role of president debates.mock >> i don't like him very much anymore after these mock debates. >> president obama made some calls to a few unsuspecting voters. >> hi, this is barack obama. how are you? >> the president and romney have for days.rsing senator john kerry is playing of mitt romney in mr. obama's practice sessions. the last time the president debated was four years ago and of practice, he says. 56% of americans expect president obama to win the debate. said yesterday the debate is more than just who top. out on tahman bradley, abc news. >> it is 63 degrees outside. still ahead, there could be adrivers with still ahead, there could be adrivers with eggs, bacon, and pancakes. denny's everyday value slam is four dollars every day. wait, is that right? eggs, bacon, pancakes. yeah. that's right. the four dollar everyday value slam. only four dollars every day. on
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Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
barack obama and governor mitt romney both in marathon training sessions. their wives and running mates carrying the banners today with mixed results. 35 days to go. "your voice, your vote." david muir and jake tapper are back. inside the debate hall, david muir. jake, start us off. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the two kentds largely kept to themselves today. leaving the hard work of ca campaigning to their surrogates. not always staying on message. in battleground state north carolina, the vice president tried to assail the republican ticket but he did so in way that brought fire upon himself. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: paul ryan pounced. >> vice president biden, just today, said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney as the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the vice president later said that the middle class pain was due to bush policiepol. the debate symbolizes a problem for the pre
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
out of the battleground states. president obama breaking away from mitt romney in key regions with just 41 days to go. is romney poised to lose a must-win ohio? >>> party animal. how about this startling new twist on children's parties. that's right. that's a five-foot alligator in the pool with 8-year-olds. it's just $175. why the man behind it says it's all good, clean fun. >> flaunting it. lady gaga responds to her critics about gaining weight, by revealing more than she has before. posing candid snapshots online. and opening up about her most personal struggle at all. could her opening up strange the way that young girls look at their bodies. >>> and good morning, everyone. robin on her medical leave today. glad to have amy robach here with us. >> thank you. >> a showdown at the u.n. just hours from now. thers president ahmadinejad, he's set to saturday the assembly, one day after president obama told the council that iran cannot get a nuclear weapon. >> this is his last address to the u.n. as president. we'll have moore on what we can expect from him. >>> we'll also from
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